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Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference


Each year the Judges of the United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court in Arizona select lawyers with experience in the Federal Courts to serve as Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. (Actual expenses for attending the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference may be reimbursable.)  

There will be three openings this year.  One in Phoenix (civil) and two in Tucson (criminal).  There are no Bankruptcy openings this year.

During these three year terms, Lawyer Representatives:

  • Attend the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference;
  • Meet periodically with Arizona's District Court Judges, Bankruptcy Court Judges and Magistrate Judges to discuss potential improvements to court operations and procedures;
  • Play a leading role in organizing the annual Arizona District Conference for Federal Judges and practitioners.

For more information, see the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative Website:

An Application can be found at the bottom of this page.

Any Arizona attorney in good standing interested in applying should:  (1) complete and submit an Application along with (2) a current resume that is no longer than two pages, and (3) a brief statement of interest and qualifications that is no longer than 500 words.  Interested attorneys may send their applications to:

Hilary L. Barnes, Lawyer Representative Co-Chair
Allen Barnes & Jones PLC
1850 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1150
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Applications must be submitted no later than August 1, 2016.  Please note on the envelope "Lawyer Representative Application Enclosed."

The Judges of the United States District Court will make the final selection, and you will be notified in late September if you are selected.

Thank you for your interest.

Raner C. Collins
Chief United States District Judge
District of Arizona

Term Expiration - 2016
David T. Barton
Christina Covault
Lynnette C. Kimmins
Cary S. Sandman
Term Expiration - 2017
Lori S. Davis
Stephen Cary Forrester
J. Cole Hernandez
Patrick Irvine
Lori L. Winkelman
Term Expiration - 2018
Joseph G. Adams
Arturo Andres Aguilar
Hilary L. Barnes
Jody A. Corrales
Peter M. Lantka
Term Expiration - 2019
Frederick J. Petersen